International Student Pre-Orientation

International Pre-orientation mentors meeting international students at the Bloomington airport, August 2019
Pre-orientation, group photo, August 2019  
Leaders of the IMPACT, Engaging Diversity and International Student pre-orientations, August 2019 
Shopping during pre-orientation
Exploring phone options


IWU offers a comprehensive orientation program for International students prior to the arrival of the domestic students. It is called Pre-Orientation. During this mandatory pre-orientation, information is provided on:

  • Banking
  • Employment and Social Security
  • Transportation
  • Information technology
  • Medical services
  • Campus safety
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Classroom expectations
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Immigration compliance


Orientation Schedule

All days are mandatory for international students.
International Student Move-In Day: August 15, 2023; between 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Central Standard Time)

International Student Pre-Orientation: August 17 - 21, 2023